Post # 1
DH and I decided to go off my bcp in February. We knew it would probably take a while to get pregnant and for my cycles to figure themselves out. But since February they have been really wacked. From start date to the day before my period my periods have been 32 days, 42 days, 37 days and now I’m on day 52 with no period in sight.
I had my annual doctors appointment 3 weeks ago and she was slightly concerned about my cycle length so she ordered me a blood work up just to check. Yesterday we went over everything and it all came back good, absolutely nothing to be concerned about on that front. So she asked me how soon I wanted to be pregnant, I was honest and told her I wanted to be pregnant as soon as soon as we started trying and I am very ready for this to happen. At this point she can’t do anything else for me and she usually waits the standard year before referring people to specialist but with my cycles being super wonky she things it would be would a good idea to go see a family planning specialist now. She got to this conclusion mostly because with my cycles being so long it’s going to cut down on how many times I ovulate in a year which on one word, sucks.
DH and I are still young, 24, but are 100% ready for this step. We just don’t know if we want to start spending money on specialist 5 months in and I feel almost feel weird going in so soon.
What would you do bees? Wait a little longer or go see the specialist and see what she has to say?
Post # 2
If I were you, I would want to see a specialist right away in case the treatment is something that takes a long time. I would kick myself if I waited and then had to wait even longer. Especially since your doctor is suggesting seeing a specialist now, I would go.
Post # 3
Nope. I started on fertility treatments (Clomid) only 6 months in because of this very issue. We are now 10 months in, we did get pregnant our second month on Clomid but miscarried so we are still figuring out my issues. It’s helped me not to get so frustrated (even though I still do).
Post # 4
I would make an appointment with the specialist and start doing things to track your ovulation – OPK’s, charting your temperature, etc. it’s likely something the specialist will have you do anyway. It provides a lot of information about if you ovulate, when, how long your luteal phase is, etc, which can give the specialist a ton of information about what’s going on with your cycles
Post # 5
I’d wait it out on the specialist but definitely be tracking, temping, checking CM and doing OpK.
Post # 6
I would try for a while and see. I was just put on Clomid for my wacky cycles. This way they will be more regular, but it was kind of an emotional step having to see the doc about it. I would start temping and tracking ovulation. That cut down on so much time and I was more educated about my body when I did go to the doctor. Good luck!
Post # 7
Honestly, it’s been 5 months. I’d potentially let it go the full year and see how your cycles regulate. After that I would just go ahead and see a specialist. Here’s the thing…wayyy too many people I know put it off because of their age, assuming they were young and had plenty of time. Unfortunately if you wait too long you sometimes don’t get proactive about it until you’ve wasted a lot of time.
Post # 8
See that’s kind of where my mind is at. If there is something wrong it would be nice to start figuring out how to treat whatever it is now instead of 7 months from now but if there isn’t anything wrong I’ll feel like an impatient ass who wasted an in demand specialist’s time.
That’s kind of what I was thinking. My doctor said it could take a month to see the specialist so that would give me time to get some data on my body.
I think right now I’m leaning towards going to see her just so I have some piece of mind. Like if there’s nothing wrong then we know to just keep going but if there is something wrong then we can get a head start on it. I think I’m going to see if/how much my insurance will cover and go from there.
Post # 9
I would go for sure. I had crazy wacky cycles and I wish I would have gone to the specialist sooner! I have been so much more relaxed and my cycles are finally being normalized but I waited the year like my general practice doctor told me too.